I am happy – Peseiro reacts to Super Eagles’ 1-0 defeat to Mexico

José Peseiro

Head coach of Nigeria, Jose Peseiro, has said he’s happy with his players display despite a 2-1 defeat to Mexico in an international friendly at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

The 62-year-old took charge of his first Super Eagles match in Dallas, Texas.

Nigeria conceded with only 12 minutes played when Santiago Gimenez hit the back of the net before Feyenoord striker Cyriel Dessers levelled matters for them in the 54th minute.

However, two minutes after moving level, Watford defender William Troost-Ekong turned a cross into his own net to hand El Tri victory.

“In the first half, Mexico was much better than us but in the second half I think we had more balance,” Peseiro told reporters after the game as quoted by Completesports.

“I am not happy that we lost but I’m happy with the performance of my players because they showed character, especially after what Mexico did in the first half. I think in the second half there was an improvement.”

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